Here is a quick summary not included in the above Reuters video but heard earlier today on Sean Hannity’s radio show:
Great speech given by Mr. Donald Trump. He hit the topics that matter to Americans: Jobs, military, American Exceptionalism, fair Trade… He promises to repeal Obamacare, build a wall on our southern borders and have Mexico pay for it.
Mr.Trump believes we should rebuild and support our US Military. Donald believes in keeping Social Security intact and demanding foreign governments such as China and others pay up their fair share of taxes when it comes to us not taxing their imported goods since we are unfairly taxed on our goods entering China. We think Donald should do away with Most favored nation status given to China for decades.
DR. Michael Savage radio talk show host, author speaker stated this evening on his show about Donald Trump’s US Presidential announcement on “Savage Nation” “I’ve asked him on my show. He is extremely busy. If I get to have him on my show, I will interview him as my friend, He is my friend…”I hope he does run. He’ll win by a landslide!…Run Donald run!…What a change that would be in the US Presidency if we had him (Donald Trump) in office…What a change that would be if we had Donald Trump in office…I pray to God he runs, he wins. Go Donald go!.” DR. Michael Savage ~SavageNation
Trump also believes our nation deserves the spoils of us winning in the surge in the Iraq war and finances from oil should go first to US Military families who have died serving our country, then to our current wounded warriors.
We’d like to hear more about Donald Trumps strategic long term plans about kicking ISIS butt as well as Donald’s view on faith, life of the unborn and restoring our dwindling Freedoms of Speech currently in the public square, specifically on college campuses where, we believe, lively civil debate should be unbridled.
We have always respected and loved Mr. Donald Trump ~ M. Katherine Orts & husband Pastor David A. Orts founders of USDefenseLeague.com & WorldWideBroadcasters.com
NEW JERSEY | In a scene that could have been pulled from the movie Red Dawn, the Marines of Special-Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-New York landed on the baseball diamond of the Orange Avenue School in New Jersey. And with parents and teachers in tow smiling students adorned military hardware and toured the weapons of war.
Clearly conditioning the public to accept a military presence when the collapse occurs, this public school landing was only one part of a larger annual East Coast domestic military exercise consisting of 1800 Marines, sailors, and Coast Guardsmen.
This exercise is currently underway adding New York and New Jersey to the list of active drills while Jade Helm 15 is still months away.
That’s my take. What is yours? Let me know in the comments below.
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“Ordinary citizens are the first ones to notice something’s different.” ~ Meade
#JadeHelm15 is the brainchild of General Cleveland and staff, United States Special Operations Command, as shared by Fort Mead US Army Exercise Designer Special Operations contractor Mr. Tom Meade in the following video presentation to State of Texas.
“We need the help of all local communities.” ~Meade
“If you notice my guys, they’re probably doing something wrong.” ~Meade
Please watch, read and share this entire post with all. Thank You:
It is alleged the subsequent facts are true and verifiable. It has come to our attention that two more US States have been added to the list of involved states for the upcoming “real world hostile military exercises” code named #JadeHelm15 or #JadeHelm
JadeHelm will be repeated ANNUALLY with the expected addition of UN troops participating in the future. This is no joke America.
Iraq and Syria: ISIL’s Reduced Operating Areas as of April 2015
The president has authorized U.S. Central Command to work with partner nations to conduct targeted airstrikes of Iraq and Syria as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.
Targets Damaged/Destroyed as of May 8, 2015
As of April 9, 2015, the total cost of operations related to ISIL since kinetic operations started on Aug. 8, 2014, is $2.11 billion and the average daily cost is $8.6 million.
Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq
From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release
SOUTHWEST ASIA, May 21, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Officials reported details of the latest strikes, which took place between 8 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today, local time, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.
Airstrikes in Syria
Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted eight airstrikes in Syria:
— Near Hasakah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL trench system, destroying two ISIL fighting positions.
— Near Aleppo, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.
— Near Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL staging area.
— Near Kobani, five airstrikes struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL fighting positons, two ISIL mortar positions and an ISIL vehicle.
Airstrikes in Iraq
Attack and fighter aircraft conducted 10 airstrikes in Iraq, approved by the Iraqi Ministry of Defense:
— Near Beiji, two airstrikes struck one large and one small ISIL tactical unit, destroying three ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL structure.
— Near Fallujah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
— Near Makhmur, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying an ISIL building and an ISIL heavy machine gun.
— Near Mosul, three airstrikes struck two ISIL tactical units and an ISIL tunnel system, destroying three ISIL buildings and three ISIL heavy machine guns.
— Near Sinjar, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroying two ISIL buildings and two ISIL heavy machine guns.
— Near Tal Afar, two airstrikes struck an ISIL tunnel system, destroying an ISIL vehicle bomb.
Part of Operation Inherent Resolve
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIL terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, Syria, the region, and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations, officials said.
Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Jordan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the United States, Bahrain, Canada, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
It irks us, and probably most Americans, that our POTUS, acting as CIC of our US Military, continues to insist on calling IS/ISIS/The Islamic State/Daesh ISIL.
Calling our Islamic jihadist military enemies ISIL only feeds the growing Islamic State’s megalomaniacal evil desire of wiping our ally Israel and USA off the global map.
Militant Muslims of Islam desire to conquer every square inch of the globe for the ultimate goal of establishing a one world Sharia compliant government aka global Islamic Caliphate in the name of allah & Muhammad.
We would hope all US Military leadership would understand the wrongful act of defining our allies as enemies and our enemies as allies. USA can’t obviously win wars without the definition of Islamic being applied and targeting of the Islamic enemy as the enemy.
We must all stop appeasing the Islamic enemies of Yeshua Ha Mashiach, The Triune Judeo Christian God IJN+ it only makes Islamic evil temporarily more empowered. The Lion of Judah, King Jesus has already won the Eternal War and is coming again soon to defend Israel.
~by M. Katherine Orts & husband Pastor David Orts founders WorldwideBroadcasting.com & USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth”
The U.S. Department of Defense announced today plans to station a special operations squadron of CV-22 Osprey aircraft at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
The first three aircraft will arrive in the second half of 2017 with an additional seven aircraft scheduled to arrive by 2021.
The deployment of tilt-rotor aircraft will provide increased capability for U.S. Special Operations forces to respond quickly to crises and contingencies in Japan and across the Asia-Pacific region, including humanitarian crises and natural disasters. It will also increase interoperability, enhance operational cooperation, and promote stronger defense relations with the Japan Self-Defense Forces.
The CV-22 Osprey is a highly advanced aircraft with unique capabilities and an excellent operational safety record. The deployment reflects the United States’ steadfast commitment to defend Japan and to station its most advanced capabilities forward as part of the Asia-Pacific Rebalance.
Source: DOD (US Department of Defense)
Video H/T Credit V-22: USAF CV-22 Osprey highlight reel
V-22 Originally Published on Mar 7, 2015
Compilation of POV/action cam footage of V-22 training missions. The CV-22 is employed by Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in support of USSOCOM. Credit goes to Wingnut Wick and his 2014 Hornet Ball video (https://vimeo.com/wickworks) for inspiring the use of Stephen Swartz’s “Bullet Train” audio track…shamelessly imitated but it just works.
A U.S. Air Force combat controller jumps out of an MC-130J Combat Shadow II during Emerald Warrior 2015 at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 22, 2015. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense’s only irregular warfare exercise, allowing joint and combined partners to train together and prepare for real-world contingency operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Ellis
God Bless our troops and allied troops especially in times of training and active wartime duty. Dear Lord Jesus, please Keep Your Holy Angels all around our brave men and women willing to sacrifice all for our country’s Freedoms for the Glory of Your Name. ~ M. Katherine Orts & Husband Pastor David A. Orts Founders of USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth”
Army Air Corps Sgt. Amelia Jones, a veteran of the original Tuskegee Airman, addresses the audience after receiving the Congressional Gold Medal at Hospice Savannah in Savannah, Ga., April 19, 2015. Army Brig. Gen. James R. Blackburn Jr., right, helped present the medal to her. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Wrigley
Tuskegee Airman Receives Congressional Gold Medal
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia speaks before presenting the Congressional Gold Medal to Army Air Corps Sgt. Amelia Jones, a 95-year-old veteran of the original Tuskegee Airmen, at Hospice Savannah in Savannah, Ga., April 19, 2015. read more
The United States has been weakened, perhaps critically, by both the Democratic party and the RINO, whose mission has been to lessen, not strengthen the stature and abilities of our place in the world.
Now that the Congress is back in the hands (partially anyway) of the adults, the world is beginning to understand that we intend to keep our God given freedoms, and extend liberty abroad to those who follow our laws, and protect our interest both foreign and domestic. This should not put us in a precarious position, but it may if we continue to show weakness and stupidity aka bowing to foreign kings and playing with red reset buttons. We have always been and will always be at war with Islam, Russia and China. In a fight, if your opponent is down, you finish them, is the USA down? The following article speaks to that. –@PushBackNow
March 31st 2015 a Russian geopolitical analyst says the best way to attack the United States is to detonate nuclear weapons to trigger a supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park or along the San Andreas fault line on California’s coast.
The president of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems based in Moscow, Konstantin Sivkov said in an article for a Russian trade newspaper on, that Russia needed to increase its military weapons and strategies against the “West” which was “moving to the borders or Russia”.
He has a conspiracy theory that NATO – a political and military alliance which counts the US, UK, Canada and many countries in western Europe as members – was amassing strength against Russia and the only way to combat that problem was to attack America’s vulnerabilities to ensure a “complete destruction of the enemy”.
“Geologists believe that the Yellowstone supervolcano could explode at any moment. There are signs of growing activity there. Therefore it suffices to push the relatively small, for example the impact of the munition megaton class to initiate an eruption. The consequences will be catastrophic for the United States – a country just disappears,” he said.
“Another vulnerable area of the United States from the geophysical point of view, is the San Andreas fault – 1300 kilometers between the Pacific and North American plates … a detonation of a nuclear weapon there can trigger catastrophic events like a coast-scale tsunami which can completely destroy the infrastructure of the United States.”
He said the Russian geography on the other hand would protect it from a tsunami or a volcano attack. Few people live on the coast in Russia and Siberia which rests on basalt would withstand similar attacks.
Russian target number 2: The San Andreas fault line, here pictured on the Carrizo Plain in California.
Mr Sivkov, who spoke at the 2013 Moscow Economic Forum, said by 2020 to 2025 Russia would have amassed “asymmetric weapons” in its arsenal for the attack.
“The situation for us today is comparably worse than half a century ago,” he said.
“The weakened economic potential in Russia, the loss of the ‘spiritual core of what was the communist idea’, and the lack of large-scale community allies in Europe such as the Warsaw Pact, Russia simply cannot compete against the NATO and its allies.”
In December last year, the vocal military strategist told Russian newspaper, Pravda.ruthat there is a “developing standoff between Russia and the West” and the US’s ultimate goal was to “destroy Russia”.
Mr Sivkov accused American politicians of committing several crimes including causing the deaths of 1,200,000 people in Iraq. He believed the only way for the “American elite” to be held accountable was for its military forces to be destroyed.
“American politicians have committed a variety of crimes. Will anyone be held accountable for those crimes? What about the international law, the UN and other organisations? Are they doing anything?” he asked.
Mr Sivkov told Pravda that the idea of the US preparing for a serious war against Russia using cruise missiles was plausible given that it had already launched a thousand missiles in Yugoslavia and Iraq.
FortMeade MD Fatality seen draped With white sheet after shooting at gate of NSA
Yet another headline changed to accommodate the facts as they emerge. Chicago Tribune posts Wapo article with this headline dated March 30,2015:
3.31.2015 Updated 12:12AM EST We now have a name of one of the survivors who was in the stolen SUV vehicle. Kevin Fleming, 20 years old, of Baltimore Maryland. Michael Savage, speaker, author, and talk show host of the radio show ‘The Savage Nation,” reported his name during his show late last evening. It appears Fleming has a criminal record details are not yet known. The name of his cohort who was killed remains undisclosed at present as well as the owner’s name of the SUV and the injured police officer working for the NSA.
Updated 6:10pm EST: The two men shot by the NSA Federal police, were heading AWAY from the NSA as seen in the incident scene where the, cross-dressing, confused (and possibly high on some sort of substance) men were both shot. One man was shot to death. The second man was severely wounded and is in critical condition. Reports say he may not survive. The two men had allegedly stolen the black SUV from another man whom they had spent the night with at a Motel. Their relationship with each other and the third man is unknown at this time. It was reported by the local police that the man left at the hotel had indeed called his car in as stolen. Is this a cover story by NSA? They didn’t initially say they pulled them over or ordered them to stop due to a police report of any kind. We will let you know. Please notice the directions of vehicles and the location of the NSA versus the road to the Parkway/highway entrance.
Updated 4:20pmEST Washington Post reported: “The vehicle slammed into a police cruiser after shots were fired.”
One person was killed and another was injured Monday morning when police with the National Security Agency opened fire on a vehicle whose driver refused commands to stop at a security gate, according to a statement from the agency.
The vehicle slammed into a police cruiser after shots were fired.
The NSA statement says the incident occurred shortly before 9 a.m. when the vehicle entered the NSA complex off the Baltimore Washington Parkway in Anne Arundel County and “failed to obey an NSA police officer’s routine instructions for safely exiting the secure campus.” The statement says security barriers were raised.
The NSA said that the “vehicle accelerated toward an NSA police vehicle blocking the road” and that police “fired at the vehicle.” It then crashed into the police vehicle.
Amy J. Thoreson, a spokeswoman for the FBI, said in a statement that authorities “do not believe [the incident] is related to terrorism.” WaPo
AP now wanting to get ahead of all other media. Note the time stamp of 3:55pmEST in its next updated story is over half an hour ahead of current time at time of this post 3:23PMEST See screenshot:
3:05PM EST Fox now reporting crossdressing men appeared to be “on something” and men refused to turn around (at checkpoint) so barricades were erected and they were then shot, one to death, the other hanging on for his life. No weapons reported were in the men’s car or in their hands or on their person. How do we know if these guys weren’t in need of medical attention in lieu of execution? M. Katherine Orts Pastor’s wife to David A. Orts~ USDefenseLeague.com
AP News finally catching up to our factual report just about half an hour ago. Here’s a screenshot of their twitter feed.
Shepard Smith of Fox News, still misreporting that a gate at NSA was rammed by two cross-dressing men in SUV. “Deadly faceoff… Military had to shoot because gate was being rammed. That would be inaccurate reporting. And for all stating this is not terrorism. How would you know yet?
Initial Story by ABC has evidently been deleted just checked to see 2:22pmEST Is there a whitewash or cover-up, if so of of what exactly? We hear the Obama admin at the White House was starting to involve itself.
2:25pmEST Foxnews is still misreporting the facts as are most of the MSM. The gate was not breached, rammed or was there ever any attempt to ram the gate at the NSA at Fort Meade, MD. In addition, Fox News is just now reporting that a NSA cop was injured. What’s the delay about?
Updated 1245PM EST: USDefenseLeague seeks facts and appears to be one of the few not jumping on the bandwagon of rushing to conclusions before those facts are in. We reported there was no ramming at the gate of the NSA located in Fort Meade, MD. Neither was there even an attempt to ram the gate since the alleged attackers were neutralized prior during a motor vehicle collision between a black SUV and a Federal NSA vehicle in which shots were fired at the alleged two “cross dressing“ males. We do not yet know if the alleged attackers were armed or unarmed. The local police force was reporting two individuals showed up at the gate already injured. ~ M. Katherine Orts
Here’s a screen grab of another prominent news outlet changing its headline: Notice they now say shot outside gate and blame shooting on trying to ram past a checkpoint????
Update9:47AM EST: Black SUV initially thought to have attempted to ram gate had, in fact, collided with a police vehicle, which then allegedly (Federal NSA police officers) fired upon the occupants of the vehicle, two males who were dressed as women. Information obtained through variety of local sources. NSA put out different initial story of “incident at the gate with two individuals being treated“ official initial statement of NSA“ and NSA spokesperson is still not reportedly commenting to reporters on scene. ~ USDefenseLeague.com
Update 9:30AM EST:
FBI and ATF now on scene at Fort Meade, MD. One of the men dressed as a woman is dead after attempting to ram the gated entrance of the NSA with a black SUV. One NSA police officer is believed to be shot in the arm and is being treated on site. ~ USDefenseLeague.com
Update 9AM EST— Two men, dressed as women, attempted to ram the gate at the NSA headquarters located at Fort Meade, MD. The guard at the gate, open fired upon the vehicle. One man is dead. Two men are injured.~ USDefenseLeague.com
FORT MEADE, Md. (WJLA/CNN) – Two men tried to ram the main gate to enter the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, a federal law enforcement official briefed on the situation told CNN.
An NSA police officer shot one of the men dead, and seriously injured the second, the source told CNN.
NewsChopper 7 video showed two damaged vehicles near the main gate and emergency workers loading an injured man into an ambulance.
There was no explanation yet of what the motivation was for the incident, and no identities of those involved was available yet.
The NSA headquarters is located on the sprawling Fort Meade Army installation near Baltimore.
Initial Local Source: ABC 7 News will update this story as more information become available.
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The upcoming US military event is code-named “Jade Helm” is unprecedented. If you don’t read this article, open the link, read the pdf, take a breath and think clearly you won’t understand the depth and potential Govt Abuses of the Posse Comitatus Act on the American people, (reason: National Guard and state defense forces can act under the authority of the governor of a state which this request seemingly makes) if that doesn’t make you a bit uncomfortable, or at least thinking about things which we should not have to be concerned with. (and we love the military) maybe their logo two arrows, crossed on a sword in the likeness of a wind-vane, with a sabot in the center. With the tagline Master the Human Domain (see below). Please feel free to link to any of our images or articles and share this information. We The People have a right to know what’s going on in this most opaque Government. (full PDF file here)
Why is it necessary to?
– Operating outside the normal support mechanisms
– Adapting to unfamiliar terrain, social and economic conditions
– Operating in and around communities where anything out of the ordinary will be spotted and reported (Locals are the first to notice something out of place)
– The opportunity to work with civilians to gain their trust and an understanding of the issues
Why will there be?
– Increased military presence
– Increased aircraft in the area at night
– May receive noise complaints
– Some individuals may conduct suspicious activities designed to prepare them for complex environments overseas
– Personnel may be carrying weapons with blank ammo
– Some participants will be wearing civilian attire and driving civilian vehicles
The Federal government has requested every local mayor, province, governance to have formally invited our Federally employed US Military to come camp and do real-world maneuvers such as air drops and ground exercises to “gain the trust of the locals“ in TX, NM, AZ, CO, UT, NV, and CA.
After reading this document, if you find your county involved, you might want to ask how your state/local elected government gave away access to your town and at what cost?
We should not ever fear our own brave men and women who have sworn oaths to protect The Republic of The United States and her citizens We The People.
#JadeHelm must be addressed in advance as to the real motives that necessitate involving the lives of the general public on such a mass scale for such an extended period of time from July 15th, 2015 to September 15th, 2015.
As an afterthought we got to thinking about Jade, the stone and helm, Jade is a very hard stone and in some ways tougher not as malleable it is a bit more resilient and steel. It is easily carved and was used to make knives and daggers. While many might think the helm in the name relates to the helmet, we’re thinking that the helm is more a reference to a place orpostofcontrol: as in a company or a ship. Asterntaskmasterwasatthehelmofthecompany. In addition to the two arrows on the sword in the form of a wind-vane, in the center of the vane connecting the arrows and sword is a sabot, the image of the wooden shoe version which has a rich history in the second world war, with tanks and the people of the Netherlands, there is also the dictionary definition which is a device that ensures the positioning of a bullet or shell in the barrel of a firearm and are specifically used to fire flechettes that form anti-armor kinetic energy penetrators. Interesting logo.
We would love to hear your comments, please take a moment and add your thoughts.
~ USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth” — We are Pro-Israel. Psalms 135:4
According to FARS news media, what appears to be Iran’s official media outlet, the US Military, under Obama’s command has been dropping weapons, food, ammo, incredible support purposefully to the enemy ISIS at pre-arranged drops. There is alleged open communication with the enemies of ISIS/IS while our supposed allies are fighting alongside our own US Military against ISIS.
Treason plain and simple is staring us and Israel in the face vis-a-vis Barack Obama and every appointee who obeys his traitorous plans.
Obama refuses to call the Islamic State Islamic or call it ISIS or IS. Obama will only call Islamic State ISIL. Why?
Because, the name of the enemy matters. ISIL refers to the Levant in ancient Mesopotamia and neglects the existence of Israel and its total Toranical/Biblical God given Promise of Israel’s boundaries in history and that Jerusalem is promised by G-d Himself to be the Eternal capital of the New Jerusalem forever.
Promised Land of Israel History Facts: Here’s a Quick Fact to share with all those who have been siding with the terrorist enemies of Israel aka Hamas and all of Islam:
This is a highly important factual piece of history regarding the geographical history of the origination of the Palestinians and the land which they are derived from. The Palestinians do not have historical origins from the land of what was and what is still Israel, even the disputed portions of the Gaza strip. The Palestinians are geographically NOT from Israel but from under the governance of the Ottoman Kingdom under the Province of Beirut, then Mesopotamia then Jordan then Trans-Jordan and the Arab Palestinians were not content with any of portions of the land given to them as they claimed the ENTIRE Middle East. Such is the mentality of ISIS/ISIL IS Islamic State and the OIC via the aid of the UN to take over all the land on the entire earth. ~MKO
No wonder the hostility between Barack Obama and the newly re-elected leader of Israel, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has reached new deplorable one-sided heights.
Obama threatened to remove US support for Israel in future meetings at the UN (United Nations). PM Netanyahu, when broached with topic of Obama’s alleged threat at the UN simply stated. ” I hope that is not true.”
Netanyahu has been extraordinarily gracious to Mr. Obama in the midst of betrayals read more
It is believed that during the exercise, the pilots could have been faced with heavy fog in the training area. Having said that, this type of fog is quite common in the area and the pilots are trained and accustomed for such weather.
A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying 7 US marines and 4 National Guard soldiers has crashed whilst the crew were carrying out a training exercise in the Gulf Of Mexico, close to Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle on Tuesday night.
The training exercise consisted of two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters of which one returned safely but the other was reported missing at around 2030 Tuesday. As soon as the helicopter was known to be missing, a widescale Search and Rescue mission was initiated but bad fog was hindering the initial operation. A spokesman for Eglin Air Force base, Andrew Bourland has also confirmed that human remains as well as aircraft debris has been washed ashore on Wednesday morning.
It is believed that during the exercise, the pilots could have been faced with heavy fog in the training area. Having said that, this type of fog is quite common in the area and the pilots are trained and accustomed for such weather.